FYS Learning Goals [aligned with the aims of The Craft of Research, p. xii] Passion for Critical Inquiry: the desire to achieve deeper understanding of a problem by asking questions with an open mind, examining multiple perspectives, distinguishing relevant from irrelevant information, and creating solutions using reasoning; How to turn a vague… Read More FYS Goals and The Craft of Research
You Got a Problem with That? How to turn a vague interest into a problem readers think is worth posing and solving. (Craft of Research, xii) What Service and Scholarship really needs to know is the specific questions or problems your project addresses and outcomes, both what you hope to discover, learn or understand better… Read More Rhetorical Questions
FYS Faculty Workshop: Bringing the Craft of Research into the Classroom May 16, 2018 Hynson Lounge Workshop Agenda 10.15 – 10.30: Coffee 10.30 – 11: Session 1: Rhetorical Context in the Classroom Introducing The Craft of Research into the FYS FYS Goals/Requirements and the aims of the book. “Preface” and “A Postscript for… Read More Teaching with The Craft of Research
Volume XXIV is now available on the WCR’s new digital home.
“Tips for Aspiring Op-Ed Writers,” Bret Stephens, The New York Times Though focused on the mechanics of a good, 700-word op-ed essay, Stephens provides brief but persuasive (in good, op-ed fashion) tips that identify rhetorical and stylistic elements for any argument. To introduce and set up in your class some of the elements of argumentation… Read More Using Op-Eds to Teach Writing
How Writing Contributes to Learning: New Findings from a National Study and Their Local Application By: Paul Anderson, Chris M. Anson, Tom Fish, Robert M. Gonyea, Margaret Marshall, Wendy Menefee-Libey, Charles Paine, Laura Palucki Blake and Susan Weaver Research summarized in Peer Review (2017), published by AAC&U. A key finding: Results show that well-designed assignments can,… Read More Well-designed Writing Assignments: Current Research
An interview in the February 6, 2017 Chronicle with a trade book editor at an Academic Press (Oxford). The discussion focuses on differences between writing for a scholarly audience and writing for a general audience. Should we be teaching students to write for one audience or the other, or both? “Scholars Talk Writing: Advice from… Read More Writing for a General Audience